Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

Ben Stokes shocked the cricketing fraternity by saying his retirement from ODI cricket on July 18. He mentioned it’s unsustainable to play in all three codecs and mentioned goodbye to fifty-over cricket. Many puzzled in regards to the purpose behind his sudden resolution to retire, together with former cricketer Michael Vaughan, who criticized England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for gamers’ early retirement. Now one other retired cricketer Kevin Pietersen has joined the Vaughan and blamed the English administration for a similar.

England’s red-ball skipper turned 31 final month and is in his prime, so it was an enormous shock for everybody. Pietersen, among the best English batters with over 13000 runs in worldwide cricket, needed to finish his profession on a bitter notice with ECB. He captained the English workforce in each ODI and Check format however resigned simply six months after a dispute with ECB after which head coach Peter Moores.

His relationship with the board was all the time controversial. He introduced retirement from all codecs in 2012 however later reversed his resolution. He lastly retired in 2014 after getting dropped within the final match in opposition to Australia.

The ECB banned me from T20s too: Kevin Pietersen

Pietersen supported Stokes’ purpose for being concerned in an excessive amount of cricket and mentioned that he additionally couldn’t address the schedule and introduced his retirement from ODI cricket. But in addition revealed that the ECB banned him from T20I cricket as effectively, suggesting that very same may occur with Stokes.

Stokes is a part of the continued ODI collection in opposition to South Africa and is enjoying the final match at his house floor at Chester-le-Road on Tuesday. However curiously, he was not a part of the T20I squad in opposition to South Africa, which was introduced final week. Stokes additionally is not going to be enjoying the upcoming The Hundred match, stating a purpose for workload administration.

“I as soon as mentioned the schedule was horrendous and I couldn’t cope, so I retired from ODI cricket & the ECB banned me from T20s too,” Pietersen tweeted. Vaughan additionally balmed ECB for introducing too many franchise cricket, which is forcing gamers to retire from one format earlier than age of 31.